New from Guardian Angel Publishing

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It’s Halloween when an ugly stuffed witch tells Pumpkin that all pumpkins end up squashed on this night. Pumpkin dashes off for safety. Can he save himself, or does he end up an orange blob on the side of the road?

 

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Pumpkin Pie’s first day at a new school, unknowingly, coincides with the class Halloween party. Follow first grader Pumpkin Pie on a day filled with surprises and his case of first day jitters!

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A charming tale that teaches children the joy of friendship and helping others. An unexpected chain of events leads to a clever ending and a birthday celebration enjoyed by all.

 

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Come along on a madcap adventure where traditional punctuation and meter take holiday and hilarity rules the day. Similar in style to the much loved “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” readers will love this rollicking tale of pigs gone wild, which will leave you breathless but wanting more!

 

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Marcel Marcelli’s days were filled with fun and laughter till the day Grandmama’s antique cupboard was moved into his home. Then fear grabbed him and didn’t let go. When all his attempts to master the fear failed and nobody could help him, his guardian angels had a heavenly idea!

 

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The Real Star of Bethlehem is a children’s Christmas musical that teaches this kingdom principle—the way up is down. As the “stars” compete for the spotlight, they experience many “enlightening moments.” Their perspective changes when they begin to understand the humility of the real “Star” in Bethlehem—Jesus!

Buy the CD with all the songs and music included!

 

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Travel around the world to meet six uniquely gifted young people. Each is working to promote a peaceful environment because of a promise they made to angels on the night that Jesus was born. Young readers are also invited to join in sharing the Good News of Jesus.

 

For these and more books from Guardian Angel Publishing, visit http://guardianangelpublishing.com.

Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors – Health and Fitness

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It’s my second Friday to blog at Christian Children’s Authors. This week’s post is for busy moms trying to fit in a workout in between all the other responsibilities. Check out “Making Time for Health and Fitness” at http://christianchildrensauthors.com/2016/08/19/making-time-for-health-and-fitness/

Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors – Back to School

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Yesterday was my day to blog over at Christian Children’s Authors. Since our family has spent the past couple of weeks getting ready to go back to school, I thought some tips on how to transition into the daily routines of back to school time would be a helpful topic. You can find “Back to School and Back to Your Schedule” at http://christianchildrensauthors.com/2015/08/21/back-to-school-and-back-to-your-schedule/

And Now…For This Announcement

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As you have probably noticed, I haven’t been blogging as much as I used to. Seems I must be a good real estate agent, because I have been very busy and some have told me it’s unusual for a newbie to have such a successful first year. Yay me!

So, after careful consideration, I decided to put my writer’s blog–Little Shepherd–on hiatus for a while. The good news is that the updates I used to make there–announcements of when I blog at Christian Children’s Authors, goal updates, writing news, and the sharing of youth ministry resources–will appear here at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection.

Hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks for your readership.

Book Review: ‘Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids’ by Whitney Stewart

Meditation is an Open Sky banner (1)Title: Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids
Author: Whitney Stewart
Publisher: Albert Whitman
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Format: Hardcover/Kindle

Meditation is an Open Sky 3Book Description: Feeling mindful is feeling good! You know when you’re having a bad day, you have that wobbly feeling inside and nothing seems to go right? Find a quiet place, sit down, and meditate! In this daily companion, kids of any age will learn simple exercises to help manage stress and emotions, find focus, and face challenges. They’ll discover how to feel safe when scared, relax when anxious, spread kindness, and calm anger when frustrated. Simple, secular, and mainstream, this mindfulness book is an excellent tool for helping kids deal with the stresses of everyday life.

My Thoughts…

Wow, this is a wonderful book for kids to introduce them to the art–and habit–of meditation. So many skills are taught in school…yet I wish this important one could be taught as well. The author has done an amazing job at explaining not only what meditation is, but also provided instructions on how to meditate depending on the child’s various moods–all in simple, straightforward language. The illustrations match the content beautifully, with soft pastel colors that are calming to the mind. I can’t say enough good things about this important book. If you’re a parent or a grandparent, I urge you to buy it for your little ones. If you’re a teacher, this would be a wonderful book to have a class meditation as a group. Highly recommended!